For the past week or so I have had back pain in my spine at the base of my shoulder blades. My girlfriend has been able to find the vertebrae by feel without me telling her 'thats where it hurts'. She says that it is raised or pushed out and not level with the rest of my spine. It doesn't hurt to walk around, just when I bend all the way over or it is touched. I have been to a doctor in the past for a different back problem, all that happened was I got some muscle relaxers and told to take it easy. Should I go to a doctor again or a chiropractor? Does anyone know any ways to fix this problem? If I do go to a doctor how will they likely go about fixing the problem? Thanks for any help.
I have a diagram of a spine with the section that hurts circled if anyone can host the image for me.
if it's actually physically noticeable a trip to a doctor might be in order. I'd probably go to a chiropracter first simply because some MD's don't hold chiropracters in high regard. The chiropracter can fix something with a couple of adjustments, whereas the doc may need to do otherwise. Most insurance plans now cover chiropracters. Give it a shot and see if it helps any. If it doesn't, then try an MD. Keep in mind that sometimes a chiropracter will leave you feeling immediately better after one treatment, sometimes it takes multiple visits.
See a chiro. If it is an alignment problem a chiro should be able to straighten you out in a few visits. If it is something more serious a good chiro will recognize this and refer you to a doctor that can help you.
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Ok, thanks guys. I'm gonna see if my friend's dad who happens to be a non practicing but certified chiro can fix me up.
A chiropracter can definitly fix you right up. Did you get in contact with your friends dad yet?
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i don't think its physically possible to have a vertibrae out of place... but its likely that you just have an inflammed joint or something... go see a chiro or physio and they will tell you what sort of exercises and things to do to fix this up
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What is a Subluxation?Originally Posted by Matt-itude
What is a Subluxation and what does it do to me?
First, the simple explanation.
In simplest terms, a subluxation (a.k.a. Vertebral Subluxation) is when one or more of the bones of your spine (vertebrae) move out of position and create pressure on, or irritate spinal nerves. Spinal nerves are the nerves that come out from between each of the bones in your spine. This pressure or irritation on the nerves then causes those nerves to malfunction and interfere with the signals traveling over those nerves.
How does this affect you? Your nervous system controls and coordinates all the functions of your body. If you interfere with the signals traveling over nerves, parts of your body will not get the proper nerve messages and will not be able to function at 100% of their innate abilities. In other words, some part of your body will not be working properly.
It is the responsibility of the Doctor of Chiropractic to locate subluxations, and reduce or correct them. This is done through a series of chiropractic adjustments specifically designed to correct the vertebral subluxations in your spine. Chiropractors are the only professionals who undergo years of training to be the experts at correcting subluxations.
Now, the detailed explanation.
Subluxations are really a combination of changes going on at the same time. These changes occur both in your spine and throughout your body. For this reason chiropractors often refer to vertebral subluxations as the "Vertebral Subluxation Complex", or "VSC" for short.
In the VSC, various things are happening inside your body simultaneously. These various changes, known as "components," are all part of the vertebral subluxation complex. Chiropractors commonly recognize five categories of components present in the VSC. These five are:
The osseous (bone) component is where the vertebrae are either out of position, not moving properly, or are undergoing physical changes such as degeneration. This component is sometimes known as kinesiopathology.
The Nerve Component is the malfunctioning of the nerve. Research has shown that only a small amount of pressure on spinal nerves can have a profound impact on the function of the nerves. This component is scientifically known as neuropathology.
The Muscle Component is also involved. Since the muscles help hold the vertebrae in place, and since nerves control the muscles themselves, muscles are an integral part of any VSC. In fact, muscles both affect, and are affected by the VSC. This component is known as myopathology.
The Soft Tissue Component is when you have misaligned vertebrae and pressure on nerves resulting in changes in the surrounding soft tissues. This means the tendons, ligaments, blood supply, and other tissues undergo changes. These changes can occur at the point of the VSC or far away at some end point of the affected nerves. This component is also known as histopathology.
The Chemical Component is when all these components of the VSC are acting on your body, and therefore causing some degree of chemical changes. These chemical changes can be slight or massive depending on what parts of your body are affected by your subluxations. This component is often known as biochemical abnormalities.
Chiropractors have known about the dangers of subluxations for over one hundred years. Today, more scientific evidence is showing the dangers of subluxations and the health benefits of correcting them. To be truly healthy, it is vital that your nervous system be functioning free of interference from subluxations. Our goal is to allow your body to return itself to the highest level of health possible by correcting VSC. Chiropractors are the ONLY health professionals trained in the detection, location, and correction of the VSC.
ogar.. dude, you just straight up copy pasted that from Google.. Whats the deal man!?
Hope everything works out well. Also, does it hurt if you do a WG row-like motion at shoulder level(assuming imaginary pulley was at around face level)? or is it only when bending over or contact occurs?
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Just because i worked for a chiro for three years dosen't mean i was going to type all of thatOriginally Posted by AllUp
Originally Posted by AllUp
copied or not it's mostly accurate
while there are disagreements about the nature, severity and treatment options for subluxations, they are demonstrated to exist.
I also have a rib that goes out in that same area... in your back, your ribs connect to your spine and if one of the joints gets out of place it hurts like a sonofagun
I had vertebra out of place and it was a pain. Through chiropractic work and lots of deep tissue massage I got it fixed.
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